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If what you know of Anthony Bourdain is entirely based on No Reservations, you might expect that a restaurant under his watch would be all about ethnic food, random animal parts, and booze (which would actually be amazing). But Les Halles is a straightforward French bistro, and it's all about the steaks and the fries.

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About Les Halles Park Avenue

Even among the plethora of dining options in New York City, Les Halles on Park Avenue stands out from the rest. The rich mahogany, warm colors and French decor match beautifully with this Parisian brasserie-style restaurant. This restaurant is known for two things. The first are Les Halles' cuts of meat. French butchering and wet aging make the meat delicious and tender. The second are the award-winning French fries.

The menu at Les Halles is extensive, pleasing most anyone's palate whether it's for lunch or dinner. Opt for a signature steak such as the faux-filet Bercy, or branch out and try coq au vin, rooster cooked in wine and bacon. Pair the meal with a selection of vintage wine and finish with a tarte, flambée or sorbet.

411 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Weekdays:
* Breakfast: 8 am - 11 am
* Lunch: 11 am - 4 pm
* Dinner: 4 pm - 12 midnight

Weekends & Holidays:
* Breakfast: 8 am - 12 noon
* Brunch: 12 noon - 4 pm
* Dinner: 4 pm - 12 midnight

Cross Street:
29th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 679-4111

Website:
http://www.leshalles.net/

Catering:
On a limited basis and menu decisions are made on a case by case basis.

Public Transit:
The 6 Train at the 28th Street stop

Executive Chef:
Carlos Llaguno

Private Party Facilities:
The original plaster moldings date from the early 1900’s when the building was erected to house a restaurant specialized in healthy foods. The most famous menu item at the time (a blend of fresh vegetable juiced to order) was later licensed and bottled under the brand V8!

Private Party Contact:
Chad Combs: (212) 679-4111

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Les Halles Park Avenue - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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3.6

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3.6

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3.8

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (4847)
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Notable Wine List (2398)
Special Occasion (2301)
Hot Spot (1964)
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Romantic (1875)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1335)
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Great for Brunch (1249)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2015

Recently we brought family visiting from Europe to eat here and from the service to the food, it was an average experience. The food was good but greasy and the service was ok. They were slow to refill water, walked away without taking everyone's orders, and The restaurant can do better but for the time being we will not be returning.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (London)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Great buzz to the place. So busy so had to wait a bit at the bar which was fine. Friendly staff and good food but not cheap and there you go with the crazy tips again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Third time here. Went on Christmas Day with family, lovely atmosphere and fabulous food. Well worth a visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Les Halles did a very nice job for us at Xmas this year. There was one issue. A member of our party has a severe (life threatening) allergy to tomatoes and lycopene). The kitchen put tomato on her Salad Nicoise. We sent it back and they remade the tuna and then we got some bernaise and some steamed spinach and all was well. The table side crepe suzettes were fun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2015

This bistro was never a 4-star, but it has gone downhill. Service is indifferent and slow, food average. Bourdain needs to spend less time in front of the cameras and more in his restaurant.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2015

I've been a Bourdain fan for years and I even have Les Halles cookbook. I know Bourdain isn't running the show backstage anymore but I still had high expectations for good French bistro fare. This meal surpassed them. Well done! Try the deviled eggs and even the burger a cheval.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 24, 2015

Went here just before Christmas. A French feel and vibrant atmosphere. The food, wine and service were all good - friendly, efficient, well-informed and professional. Good value for money and all beautifully cooked and presented. We will be back on our next visit to NYC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2015

The food was very good but the service was rushed a bit . The seats were so tight that one had to have the waiter move the table back to get out of the seat and maneuver to exit the area without disturbing folks right next to your table. Not fancy and upscale like one would think but still overall four stars, mainly because the food was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2015

If noise is a sign of success then this place is very successful.
Food was good/ok.
Very busy but this is New York and the place has a famous owner.
Recommend-yes if in the area
They went on about how their French fries have won awards---but I did not see any trophies any where and personally In and Out and McDonalds are just as good and maybe better.
Staff was very friendly.
Bye

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2015

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2015

Great food as always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2015

Got there 15 minutes before the reservation and was seated 25 minutes after. That would have been okay except it took a good 5-10 minutes for the bartender to get anyone a drink (I had to wait for others, but the bar isn't that big and there appeared to be two bartenders.) Food was good to very good, though my knife couldn't cut butter, so it really struggled with hanger steak. I have to add one server had body odor so strong that my date gagged every time he walked by, and another one was only bearable when not serving water.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2015

came here before seeing our show, service was very good. french onion soup was my favorite. steak was juicy and flavorful but too rare even after i sent it back once to be on the grill longer. overall great experience would recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on December 17, 2015

Great food, portions are on the larger side! More inexpensive for a nice restaurant in this area. Unique, charming building...recommended!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2015

Always enjoyable. Staff was not on their game. Sometimes they were quick and others we had to keep asking.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 14, 2015

Years since I had eaten here and the Onion soup as well as the Mussels are still the bomb. Too bad out of Foie Gras though. Many guests around us asking for it. Service okay for a slow night. Could be better, but go for the food!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 13, 2015

The food was mediocre. The decor was a bit run down. Disappointing for the price. Cocktail was good and the service was great. I've been to the one near financial district and had better food.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Eating at a celebrity chef's restaurant can often lead to disappointment, but not at Les Halles on Park Ave S. Not only was the food outstanding, so was the service, from the front desk hostesses to the servers. The drinks were true, not watered down. The escargot was delicate and not overpowered by garlic. The baked brie with honey and peppercorn was a delicious surprise to our tastebuds. We each had steak and frites, one with béarnaise and one with shallot sauce, perfectly medium rare as requested. The chocolate mousse for dessert was outstanding. Though it can be a bit loud, that was part of the fun, being around other patrons enjoying the food, drink and relaxed atmosphere. Can't wait to return to NYC and Les Halles!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Nice service
Attentive
Noise level not that bad (Sat evening during busy Christmas season)
Steak was excellently seasoned, fries delicious, brie also great, chocolate mousse delicious
Romantic lighting
I did not mind the dim lighting
Other reviews are a little ridiculous
It's romantic

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2015

Food was bland and overcooked, service was all-together inconsistent. For a $30 dish of pork, it tasted like a glorified TV dinner. Dry and flavorless.

At the beginning of the meal, there were multiple check ins every few minutes before we'd had a chance to review menu - after placing order, it was almost far too spare.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2015

Escargot were good, steak frites was superb, and the ice cream desserts are delicious and homemade

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2015

We went to Les Halles Park Avenue mainly because we watch Anthony Bourdain's shows on TV and wanted to check out his boast that his "fries" are the best in the world. I would say that they are very good, but the best? I am not so sure. Maybe it is because I like my fries (frites) a little more crispy. The hangar steak was excellent and very flavorful. Everything ordered by our party got great reviews. The wait staff were very pleasant and the food was on time and hot. The dessert menu was fun and we had Crepe Suzette which they "flamed" at the table. Something we are not used to seeing anymore. It was a great touch and everyone in our party loved it. It is now on our list of restaurants to visit when we are in NYC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2015

I was quite excited for my 2nd visit Les Halles for an intimate get-together with a few friends last week, specially since it was the only place I found that offered Cassoulet in the city. My boyfriend and I had been craving for this dish for several weeks, so you can imagine the anticipation.

Didn't expect the place to be as noisy as it was, but you had a full house that night. Everything went well except, perhaps because of the noise, our waiter didn't understand our questions about the wines and we got a bottle that we didn't ask for. We ended up drinking it anyways. Similarly, one of our guests asked questions about the foie gras as he wanted the traditional dish and the waiter guaranteed it was. Unfortunately, it wasn't as our friend expected but we just exchanged dishes and he had my cassoulet instead.

The waiter was nice, but was just a bit over-confident hence the misunderstandings. Might be a good idea to remind them that part of customer service is to listen carefully and repeat the order back to the customer to avoid any issues thereafter.

We will come back as the food was good, but perhaps on nights when it isn't as crowded and noisy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2015

Good food at reasonable prices in this classic French bistro. On a busy night however, it's too noisy to have a conversation without screaming at your dinner companion (which is not my idea of a pleasant night out).

I would return only at off-peak times.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2015

Poor service at dinner. Steak and frites, Brie, and bananas foster were good. Escargot was chewy without much taste and bread tasted stale. Ordered two drinks each and would've drank more had our server been more attentive. Our server walked by our table for about 20 minute until he came back after we asked the bus boy and a server nearby to get our server so we could order dessert and then again to get the check.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2015

Was very impressed with neither the establishment nor the food. Although not particularly bad in any specific way, overall the experience was a disappointment, as it did not meet expectations.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2015

Good coffee, good service. Had the salmon crepe and it was good, the side salad wasn't dressed at all. Kitchen messed up my companion's order, but fixed it quickly.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2015

Hi team- I went to Les Halles last Saturday. We made an 8:45p reservation and didn't get sat until 10p. They said it was because opentable overbook them. I don't know who was at fault but it was extremely disappointing. I hope this opentable issue doesn't happen again in the future. We missed our movie that night.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 4, 2015

I had been to Les Halle before and had a stellar meal and all around experience. I was so excited to take a friend who is a foodie and who had not been to NYC. Our waiter started out good but as the restaurant got busier he became non-existent. My friend's steak was like shoe leather and needed to be sent back and another table mate's salad was missing key ingredients. I had to flag down another staff member to request a manager. My scallops were beyond amazing; however, I finished my dinner and the waiter had never returned to check our meal while they sat there. The manager was very responsive but it was a lackluster experience. I would go again but I wouldn't make it a priority for a newbie again.

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 (México)·Dined on November 29, 2015

Too big portions, but excelent dishes. A bit too shady, and the tables are too close to each other (not even in Paris). A very good choice to have a very good French dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2015

The dinner was fantastic. The food was outstanding. The service was very good. The space was slightly cramped and pretty noisy.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 28, 2015

Having been an Anthony Bourdain fan for years, I was excited about experiencing dining at Les Halles. Although our server, Brad, was fabulous and did his very best to provide a great experience, I have to say the food was just okay. The frites are touted to be world-famous. But in all honesty, I would rank them on par with McDonald's. Sounds harsh, but it is the truth. On the other hand, the drinks are inventive and the Manhattan is superb.

And although most NYC restaurants have a high noise level, Les Halles is definitely on the high end and it is difficult to have a conversation without having to raise your voice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (東京)·Dined on November 28, 2015

Excellent bistro food, good service but very noisy and difficult to have a conversation

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2015

We have been eating hear for years and have been doing Thanskgiving dinner there now for about 4 years now. With that said, we where very disappointed when we arrive 10 mins earlier for our 6:00 reservation and were taken to our table that was a corner booth with 2 chairs placed on the outside of the booth for 8 people. Which meant that 6 of us had to sit in the booth which comfortable would fit 4 ( mind you we are all on the silimar side and one is a 7 year old child.) but it was impossible to sit 6 people in the booth. You have to take turns to cut your food because there was no elbow room.
So I informed the young lady that we could not sit there confortable and which said she couldn't do anything about. I pointed out that there where several tables empty, of which 2 where set up for parties of 8 so why couldn't we take one of those. She still said no! That those tables were for bigger parties, I said 8 because we are 8! I guessing she can't count. I stood my ground and told her if you can fit 5 people in the booth and be able to eat then we will sit there.
Only we I said that did she finally decide to give us a table, that we could all sit comfortably in.
Interesting enough the booth finally was used. 4 in the booth and 1 siting on the outside of the corner, 3 persons less the us.
We where super annoyed that we had to start off our evening that way. When all took was a bit of commonsense to see that it was impossible to sit there comfortably. You would think we where eating fast food and not dropping $700 for dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2015

I went with a large LOUD group before Thanksgiving and the staff was really nice and patient. The food was great and they had a lot of patience for us since we were the last one's to leave!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2015

Staff was nice and restaurant is attractive but the food did not live up to its promise. The steak frites was very average. It pretends to be something it is not. Really a restaurant for Americans who have not experienced the real thing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2015

We had a table for 10. We were seated right away. Spot on timing for taking order but it took a long time for our drinks, appetizers and entrees to get to table. The food was excellent and our guests patient so slow service was less than a factor.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 22, 2015

Wild boar was delicious but served over overlooked pasta. Steak was nice. Overall, our experience was decent but not notable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2015

It was my husband's first time, he loved it! The waiter was so nice. Great steaks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2015

Consistently good food and reasonably priced.

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